A 21-year-old man named Kadek Arya Dwipayana from Jimbaran has been arrested by the Badung police department for possessing gorilla tobacco. Gorilla tobacco is a powerful narcotic that makes the user feel like they are being crushed by a gorilla’s hug.
The Head of Badung Public Relation Officer, Iptu Gede Ketut Oka Bawa confirmed that the suspect was arrested at his house located on Jalan Taman Ambengan, Jimbaran on Thursday afternoon (22/7). “Arya was arrested from his house without resistance on Thursday afternoon at around 6:00pm, and we also found some gorilla tobacco in his bedroom during the arrest.” Iptu Oka Bawa said on Monday (2/8).
Iptu Bawa explained that prior to the arrest, the suspect had been targeted by the police after receiving information about his involvement in drug trafficking in the Jimbaran area. After investigating the suspect for one week, officers finally decided to detain the suspect and search his house for potential evidence. “During our search, we seized 9 packages of gorilla tobacco inside plastic clips from his bedroom that he had just bought through the internet.” Iptu Oka Bawa added.
During the interrogation, the suspect admitted that he has bought the package for USD $27.50 (IDR 400,000) for private consumption. The suspect admitted that he bought that gorilla tobacco for himself, and he didn’t plan to sell it to earn some profit from. “We detained him as we further investigate to find another potential suspect,” Iptu Oka Bawa concluded.
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